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Old 10-13-2016, 09:14 PM   #11
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Well, I thought It was disconnected, but Jayco's battery disconnect in the compartment apparently is of sub part quality. So I installed a much better disconnect I used on my last camper in the battery compartment

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Old 10-14-2016, 08:17 AM   #12
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Turning the OE disconnect switch to "0" didn't disconnect the 12v feed from the battery? Was it wired properly?

Can't see how a switch that is supposed to disconnect the batteries failed to do so.
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Old 10-14-2016, 09:22 AM   #13
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Turning the OE disconnect switch to "0" didn't disconnect the 12v feed from the battery? Was it wired properly?

Can't see how a switch that is supposed to disconnect the batteries failed to do so.
The CO/Propane detector, the breakaway switch and other 'critical' items are connected between the switch and the battery.
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Old 10-14-2016, 10:02 AM   #14
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The CO/Propane detector, the breakaway switch and other 'critical' items are connected between the switch and the battery.
Yes, I know those stay powered, didn't see how a main disconnect switch could be defective though and keep the rest of the equipment powered when it's off.
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Yes, I know those stay powered, didn't see how a main disconnect switch could be defective though and keep the rest of the equipment powered when it's off.
It's not defective.

It is wired to be compliant with legal requirements. The CO detector is a life-saving device, the manufacturer can not with good conscience allow that to be accidentally turned off. Same with the breakaway switch -- a safety device.

The critical circuits are simply connected ahead of the OEM mislabeled "battery cutoff".

If you want, get behind the switch (remove or find the access panel) and move the safety systems wiring to the other side of the switch. Your RV will no longer be compliant, but it will be your problem, not Jayco's.
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It's not defective.

It is wired to be compliant with legal requirements. The CO detector is a life-saving device, the manufacturer can not with good conscience allow that to be accidentally turned off. Same with the breakaway switch -- a safety device.

The critical circuits are simply connected ahead of the OEM mislabeled "battery cutoff".

If you want, get behind the switch (remove or find the access panel) and move the safety systems wiring to the other side of the switch. Your RV will no longer be compliant, but it will be your problem, not Jayco's.
Yeah... I get that.

My initial comment was related to the post that said "Well, I thought It was disconnected, but Jayco's battery disconnect in the compartment apparently is of sub part quality. So I installed a much better disconnect I used on my last camper in the battery compartment"

My CO & breakaway are wired into connections prior to the disconnect switch. I have no issue with my wiring, when I moved the switch I kept it in the same place withing the circuitry.
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I didn't spend time trying to find where it goes and comes from. All I know is when I turn it off, lights and things inside the camper still work. I installed my own and it's total disconnect

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